Monday, February 8, 2010

A Weight Watchers Super Bowl

I am not a sports fan in any capacity and yet every year I get sucked in to the Super Bowl. Most of the time I have no idea who is playing, I know not one players name. But I do enjoy the snacks.

As a confirmed foodie, I LOVE going all out on Super Bowl Sunday. Well this year presented a bit of a challenge because of the whole Weight Watchers thing. I was a bit bummed because I would not be able to do my usual but let me tell you, as I sit here Sunday night being pleasantly full, that I rock.

I made homemade pizza for Frank and Michael but for myself I did Portobella Mushroom cap pizzas. I took three of those mushroom caps (they're quite large - like the size of an English muffin), de-stemmed them, filled them with a little bit of tomato sauce (a chunky kind), topped them with a low fat, three-cheese Italian shredded cheese and I had lightly sauteed some bell peppers with onion and garlic. I put them in the oven to melt the cheese and let me tell you... they were SCRUMPTIOUS!!! I mean, I will definitely make these again.

Then, because I have to have meat, I grilled up some extra lean burgers and served them on these new Arnold's Sandwich Thins in multigrain variety. Some pickles, some salt-free ketchup and I am FULL! I do not feel deprived at all. Oh, and for dessert I had my three squares of Dove Dark Chocolate with 71% Cacao. It was a good diet day for this foodie.

It can be done, I guess. Of course it would have helped even more if I had maybe exercised a bit instead of sitting in my jammies all the live-long day.

*Today's article is on an on-line Physics of the Olympics class. You can read about it HERE. Thanks!*


Petula said...

That does sound good. Portabella are my favorite. I'm glad you enjoyed your food... You've made me hungry! LOL

sundcarrie said...

Great job! I am really picky so I have to search for low point foods that I will eat. I know what you mean about the meat too. I do work out a lot so no issues there. I am saving all my flex points for pizza for valentines day this week. We will celebrate on Saturday. I never use my activity points. Keep up the good work!

Shelly said...

Those mushrooms sound fantastic. Three of those and I would be stuffed. You had burgers too? Or was that for the whole day? Great job sticking to the WW.

Frugal Vicki said...

I LOVE portabella's. I actually really like healthy food and veggies, it is just such a pain to make most of the time and so expensive.